Announcements for December 18 Meeting

Please post announcements of anything in the news or journals that you would like to share. This new feature complements the in-person announcements at our GSWG meetings. Announcements posted here can be brought up for discussions at our meeting or can take place online by replying to any of the postings.

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Kostia and Michael

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Michael Carson
Michael Carson
10 years ago

Dr. Brian Donovan has this front page NYTimes piece on teaching about human genetic variation to address misconceptions on ‘race’ with the goal of addressing racism. December 8th in print, written by Amy Harmon.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/07/us/race-biology-genetics.html

Michael
Michael
6855 years ago

China’s use of DNA database to try to identify someone’s ethnicity and attempt to reconstruct facial images through DNA is very concerning. Targeting Uighurs in Xinjiang region. There is response from Scientific community.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/business/china-dna-uighurs-xinjiang.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/business/china-dna-science-surveillance.html

Michael
Michael
7161 years ago

GWAS of Income from Deary using UK Biobank. Open access Nature Communications article:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-13585-5

Michael
Michael
50 years ago

GEDMatch used extensively for genealogical searches has joined with Verogen, a Forensic Science company. New terms of service and policy. More info:
https://twitter.com/DebbieKennett/status/1204165322070282240

Kostia
Kostia
4781 years ago